Common Garage Door Problems and How to Troubleshoot Them

While garage doors are designed to last longer, they will eventually fail and need the aid of professional garage door expert like, Up & Over Garage Door Repair to restore the functionality. You might have experience of the one of the below mentioned problems:

  • Cocked garage door:

A garage door that does not close completely or seems to jam on the tracks may have frayed cables, broken springs, or worn out pulleys. In simple words, the mechanism that opens and closes the garage door is not fully functional. A trained garage door expert can evaluate the problems and help you to decide if you need full replacement or just one or two parts. In some cases, a detailed cleaning may resolve the malfunctioning at a minimal cost.

  • Stuck garage door:

A stuck garage door that will neither open nor close is likely caused by either damaged tracks or broken torsion springs. Broken garage door springs should be replaced with the help of professional garage door technicians because they are dangerous to handle. Before calling the garage door experts, make sure that garage door is functional. Try operating the garage door manually and replacing the batteries of the remote first.

  • Loud bang:

If your garage door closes with a strange loud bang, then you need to fix the problems of broken garage door springs. Professional garage door experts can replace the broken garage door springs safely to make the garage door efficient. Having professional services to check mechanism will ensure that garage door will work properly. It is quite dangerous to handle the garage door springs on your own, so it is good to hire professional garage door experts.

  • Squeaking garage door:

If you experience squeaks and squeals while opening and closing process of garage door, dry running hinges, bearing, rollers may be causing the problem. These malfunctioning can easily be avoided by hiring professional garage door experts to perform routine garage door maintenance services. Failure to keep garage door cleaned and lubricated can lead to unnecessary wear and tear and even serious damages.

  • Garage door opens but does not close:

A garage door that does open but may not close may be easily fixed by just cleaning the photo eyes of the garage door sensor placed at bottom of the garage door frame. Dust and debris can fool the system into believing that there is something under the closing garage door, and then garage door will not close as a safety precaution. If you feel that dirty eyes are not the issue, call professional garage door experts to align the defective sensors.